Collection of Information
Information is collected from our users at several different points during your visit to the Site.
Passive Collection of Information
The Firm collects information about how you interact with the Site. The Firm collects passive information for purposes such as testing and improving a user’s experience at the Site and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. The types of passive information collected by the Site include, without limitation, your IP address, which type of browser you are using, where you go on the Site, and how long you stay on any part of the Site.
When you visit the Site, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use only “session” cookies; this means we store the cookie on your computer only during each visit to the Site. “Session” cookies are used by our software for load management and database access. No personal information is contained in these cookies. After you turn off your computer or stop using the Internet, the cookie is erased and nothing will be remembered the next time you visit our Site. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Children Under Age 18
You must be at least eighteen (18) years old in order to use the Site and enter personal information. If you are under 18 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or e-mail address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 18, we will remove that information from our database as soon as possible.
all parents to talk to their children about online safety and to monitor their children’s use of the Internet.
Collection of Information
The Firm utilizes passive information to learn more about how you interact with the Site. This passive information may be combined with your other information for purposes such as testing and improving your experience at the Sites and the compilation of broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information for internal purposes and for disclosure to third parties such as advertisers and content partners. This aggregate passive information does not contain any personal information which can identify any individual user.
The Firm may use your contact information periodically in order to send you e-mail regarding updates at the Site, case reports, and/or to alert you to important information on intellectual property protection. The frequency of these messages will vary depending upon various factors.
From time to time, the Firm may decide that it is more efficient to use third parties to perform specific services, such as sending communications to its users. If we use a third party to provide specific services (such as sending communications to our users on our behalf), then information (such as contact information) may be shared with that party to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services. These third party service providers are only allowed to use personally identifiable information for the purpose of providing the specific services requested by the Firm. The third party services covered by this paragraph do not include links to third party sites found on the Site, which are governed by a more specific provision below.
While the Firm strives to protect the personal information of our users, the Firm will release personal information if required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate.
The Firm has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control. The Firm helps protect personally identifiable information by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Our staff is trained to comply with our security procedures, and our security procedures are regularly reviewed and revised, if necessary, by the Privacy team at the Firm.
If you have any questions about security issues at our sites, please use our contact form and we will try to answer your questions.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal information we share with third parties or affiliates for those third parties or affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit an email request to email@example.com. In your request, please specify that you want a “Your California Privacy Rights Notice”. Please allow at least 30 days for a response.
information unless you allow us to do so, or unless we are legally required to do so.
In the event that the Firm sells, assigns or transfers some or all of its business to a successor or acquirer, the Firm may sell, assign or transfer all of your information, regardless of your opt status, to such successor or acquirer.
Your privacy is important to us. If you have questions about any of the provisions described above, please e-mail us at questions@BernsteinIP.com.